Grateful Dead Live at The Austin Municipal Auditorium on 1971-11-15
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This performance has been commercially released on Road Trips: Volume 3, Number 2
3. Playin' In The Band
5. Jack Straw
7. Beat It On Down The Line
8. Dark Star>
9. El Paso>
10. Dark Star>
11. Casey Jones
12. One More Saturday Night
13. Looney Tunes
1. Me & My Uncle
2. Ramble On Rose
3. Mexicali Blues
4. Brokedown Palace
5. Bobby McGee
6. Cumberland Blues
7. Sugar Magnolia
8. You Win Again
9. Not Fade Away>
10. Goin' Down The Road>
11. Not Fade Away
12. Johnny B. Goode (Encore)
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|Playin' In The Band|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|One More Saturday Night|
|Me & My Uncle|
|Ramble On Rose|
|You Win Again|
|Not Fade Away>|
|Goin' Down The Road>|
|Not Fade Away|
|Johnny B. Goode (Encore)|
Truckin' starts off bassy and then clears up.
The beginning of Deal and El Paso are missing.
- 2008-04-18 05:30:46
- Austin, TX
- This performance has been commercially released on Road Trips: Volume 3, Number 2
Subject: I picked a good one, looked like he could run..
You wouldn't think to glance that 2nd set list
but wow do they build up steam from that 1st set dark Star
Jerry invests in the lyrics for Ramble on Rose
Brokedown, Me & Bobby -both feature great ensemble singing
pandemonium as Garcia shreds the Cumberland
Might be one of the better NFA>GDTRFB>NFA
(if I ventured to kept track of such details)
that initial NFA is Cosmic..
Subject: Then again it's Austin
Scant sources on the archive would lead you to believe this show was once rare. But given that it was FM broadcast, there are more tapes out there. This is the middle of a string of phenomenal shows - the best of the year. Even if it's arguably between two better shows, it's trivial because they are all so consistently high level. Plus, this has that much-recognized NFA.
First Set. The Ft. Worth heat followed them down I35: starter Truckin' is smoother than a buttered baby bottom. After a decent Bertha, Playin' is like freaking Swiss clockwork. Even a bit out of tune, this Deal is wild, having now expanded for this tour (on the official release the first several secs are from 11/7). Jack Straw is an entertaining version - almost as good as the night before (though it loses tempo). Beat It On Down the Line-7 is the only average moment in the set. Dark Star is a 1st set treat, and a fine one. It's the only one of the tour (out of only a dozen in '71). I like how they instantly resolve to the main theme @6:40. Bobby has to tease El Paso a couple times before it sticks [DS sandwiches were common at this point - Wharf, Sittin', M&MU]. After, Jer starts to doodle his way back into Dark Star, but it becomes a multi-point jam without hitting the usual DS themes. The circ tape always sounded like a splice, but they really did jump abruptly into Casey Jones. You can tell in One More Saturday that they are really going the extra distance for Austin, trying to leave a trail of strewn, newly-minted Heads. As Bobby calls set break, Jer leads a Vaudeville Fanfare into a Shave and a Haircut.
Second Set. Jer is pure finesse on this Me & My Uncle. The interplay between Bobby and Keith on Ramble On Rose is percussive/fantastic. Cumberland is so goddamn cool it will make your nose run. Astounding. Sugar Mag is just gorgeous. Sitting where Dark Star should probably be, You Win Again is the the second one, and already better. This Not Fade Away is often cited on lists, and it's a gobsmack. Probably not what you expect, it gets by uptempo, slightly punchy, and clever, then before it can get to GDtRFB it goes astro as Billy and Keith infuse a rhythm, and it wanders for 5min; flooding forward, throttling back, finding GDtRFB. An incredible jam bar none. Goin' Down the Road ain't no slouch either.
1st Set: B
2nd Set: A
Overall = 4¾ stars
Truckin' - baby bottom
Playing in the Band - clockwork
One More Saturday Night - R'n'R for Austin
Me & My Uncle - finesse
Ramble On Rose - percussive interplay
Cumberland Blues - too cool
Sugar Magnolia - gorgeous
Not Fade Away - enters wild new place and maps it
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad - no slouching
SOURCES: The unknown_31607 is the full SBD. The channels are switched and it's missing the Dark Star>El Paso tranny (and has a weird tag on the end of BioDtL). The cotsman_12438 is a distorted source, but it does have the Dark Star>El Paso segue. On the nearly-complete official release, the first set is sped up (maybe to fit on a single disc) and needs -1.5% pitch reduction; the JBG encore needs -1%.
Subject: Good recording!
Subject: Got a question
Subject: Clean version needed...before it's too late!
Subject: Dark Star after El Paso???
Subject: One of four first set Dark Stars from '71
Note to Cliff: First set Dark Stars would become rare after 1971, but four of the 13 from '71 were played in the first set. The other three:
2/18/71 - Dark Star> Wharf Rat> Dark Star
4/26/71 - Dark Star> Wharf Rat
7/31/71 - Dark Star> Bird Song
Subject: First set Dark Star?
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" November 15, 1971 at the Austin Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
As of the date of this review I prefer the sound of this show compared to the others on the IA.
It's not a Charlie Miller or Chris Chappell transfer but it's not bad.
5 stars for the mix
4 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
I am sure when I open this beauty in my WMP and use my 10 band EQ and my SRS WOW Effects it will sound better.
I prefer the sound of 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD. Their sound back then was alive, vibrant, fat, full, and fantastic.
"In My Opinion" April 71 shows at the Fillmore E/W are still among the best shows ever performed by the GRATEFUL DEAD.
You used to be able to download them here, but someone shut the music off. Sacrilegious sycophants did it. I wouldn't want to face Garcia in Heaven and tell him I was the idiot that turned off his music so his loving fans couldn't hear it anymore. Jerry was a man of peace and love, but I wouldn't want a knuckle sandwich from a guy with nine and half fingers...eh?
You know Jerry had friends in the Hell's Angles too, so if you die and wind up in Hell for turning off Garcia's music, what's left of you after the Hell's Angels get finished with you will probably wind up as Satan's butt buddy for eternity...so put the music back up on the IA and leave it there.
If you are using Windows XP, you should be using RealPlayer to stream/download the music it's real easy...and don't forget to click on the DeadLists Project link and download the poster for this show.
I recommend adding this show to your 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN, GET IT WHILE IT'S FREE, GET IT NOW OR YOU WILL BE SORRY. THEY YANK SHOWS OFF THE INTERNET ARCHIVE EVERYDAY.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from November 1971.
PS: I miss 1971, may the music live forever on the IA...That's what Jerry wanted.
Long live the music of the GRATEFUL DEAD on the Internet Archive, now that is real CHANGE!
Subject: Best of the Real Dead
Wonderful Stereo Recording, Great Vocals
Keith is in the pocket already after only 2 months...
Check out Loser...etc
Subject: Interesting Setlist Order